TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR TRAINING
7P BEST Formula
1. Practice 10-To-1
2. Prepare More
3. Plan Less
4. Participants Meet up
5. Participants Engagement
6. Perfect PowerPoints
7. Perfect Training Goals
8. Break at least at every 90 Minutes
9. Excitement in training
10. Start on time after break
11. Training Site
1. PRACTICE 10-TO-1
For new presentations, you’ll spend at least 10 hours selecting, searching, and creating presentations for each hour of study. Thus, a new four-hour seminar will take between 40 and 50 hours. So prepare it at least one month before the training, and practice it several times before conducting the training it.
2. PREPARE MORE
If you aren’t overprepared, you are underprepared.
Training is just an art and you are actor. You need to more prepare as you can. Your every step in training and even a single word should be plan.
3. PLAN LESS
Content that you believe will take 30 minutes could take 60 minutes when done live. Plan to use 3 hours of material for 4 hours of platform time.
4. PARTICIPANTS MEET UP
Your presentation begins before you speak and continues after you’re finished. Mingle for a few minutes and meet audience members before you’re introduced. When you present, you’ll key in on familiar faces, rather than complete strangers.
5. PARTICIPANTS ENGAGEMENT
Try to use a variety of teaching methods to keep everyone engaged in the workshop. Use a mixture of discussion and active exercises. If you notice something isn’t working, change to another exercise and come back to it later on. The more engaged someone is, the more they will be focused and open to learning.
6. PERFECT POWERPOINTS
- Keep slides simple.
- Use only three to five bullets.
- one or two graphics per slide.
- Use solid colors (White, black or blue)
- Coordinate text colors with background
7. PERFECT TRAINING GOALS
Set specific training goals with a committee that includes top management. Align training goals directly with the company’s strategic and financial goals.
8. BREAK AT LEAST EVERY 90 MINUTES
Take a break every 60 minutes and never go more than 90 minutes without a break.
9. EXCITEMENT IN TRAINING
The more fun someone is having, the more likely they are to learn. Try to have variety and change your delivery style to suit the group. If the group aren’t enjoying a particular learning session/activity, cut it short and move on to the next one.
10. START ON TIME AFTER BREAK
If you start five minutes after you told the audience to return from a break, you’ll inadvertently train them to return five minutes late
11. TRAINING SITE
It is quite private, and free from interruptions. Check for noise from heating and air conditioning system and outside the building. Wall and floor covering, only meeting related materials should be on the wall. Check that the room has permanent screens. Seating arrangement at the training site should be based on understanding of the desired type of trainee-trainer interaction.